Pretending to Be Erica

Pretending to Be Erica

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"We Were Liars" meets "Heist Society" in this riveting debut!
Seventeen-year-old Violet s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she reappears Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle. But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and "Pretending to be Erica "is a killer debut.
"The realistic, well thought-out plot with its unique cast of characters make this YA crime novel impossible to put down." "School Library Journal""
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.55mm | 367g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • SPEAK
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147508924
  • 9780147508928
  • 1,514,365

About Michelle Painchaud

Michelle Painchaud was born in Seattle, but grew up gate-crashing parties in sugar cane fields in Hawaii. Cats and anime take up what little part of her brain isn't harassed by stories of teenagers kicking ass.She lives in San Diego, California.
Find Michelle at http: //michellepainchaud.tumblr.com and on Twitter@michelleiswordy"
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Praise for "Pretending to Be Erica"
"The realistic, well thought-out plot with its unique cast of characters make this YA crime novel impossible to put down." "School Library Journal
""A thriller premise with a satisfying shades-of-gray resolution." "Kirkus Reviews"
"This unique, dual first-person novel is a fascinating read. The good/bad protagonist is deep, different, and wonderful. The story is imaginative and engrossing. Readers both want to sympathize with and hate Violet. Her torment and angst about her duel lives are intriguing. She is a different kind of main character, an antihero with a heart and conscience. This book craves reading in one sitting. This excellent book is a must-have purchase for all libraries." "VOYA""
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Rating details

2,216 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 24% (542)
4 36% (805)
3 28% (627)
2 8% (186)
1 3% (56)
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